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Level 2 Sewing Machinist Apprentice Safariland UK

Do you have a talent and interest in Sewing & Textiles and have a keen eye for detail? This is an exciting opportunity to join Safariland UK. Based in Warrington, Safariland UK are the leading providers of protective and visibility clothing to the police, military, and private security forces around the world.

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Closing date: 10 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


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    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The business has been through a rapid period of growth and is currently undergoing an exciting period change. We offer you the opportunity to join a well-established and highly skilled team where you will learn how to make our highly regarded products through:

  • Garment sewing using flatbed sewing machines
  • Garment sewing using quilting machines
  • Welding operations for bags
  • Assembly and manual operations on the panel & carrier sewing line

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills

Personal qualities

  • An open and friendly personality that works well in a team
  • Self-motivation and pride in their work
  • Must be able to learn new skills quickly
  • Good attention to detail
  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Adaptable to new situations and new ways of working

Desired qualifications

No specific qualifications required, however the appointment will be subject to applicants passing an initial assessment through Blackburn College.

Future prospects

Opportunity to progress into a full-time permanent role in our organisation upon completion.

Things to consider

After initial training period some shift work may be required. Some holidays are at set times during factory shutdowns.

Please note that the closing date for this vacancy is at the employers’ discretion and is subject to change. If this vacancy has been filled, we will endeavour to support you in finding alternative vacancies.

About the employer

In 2017, Aegis Engineering and LBA International – industry leaders in the design and production of high-performance protective apparel – joined The Safariland Group family of brands. Under the Safariland name, we provide enhanced design, manufacturing and distribution capabilities in the body armour and tactical equipment in the UK and EU markets.  

A significant portion of the business is focused on continual development of armour systems – taking advantage of new and emerging materials and new manufacturing techniques. These solutions are rigorously tested using in the in-house ballistic test range and stab testing apparatus, both of which were approved by the Home Office, CAST (now part of DSTL) to meet the requirements of the UK Home Office Body Armour Standards requirements and are also capable of testing to the NIJ, German, Swiss and other international standards.


Safariland UK


Unit 5

Chesford Grange



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackburn College


Apprenticeship Team 01254 292500

Level 2 Sewing Machinist apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Sewing machinist

Level 2 (GCSE)

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